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Constitutional Revision Study Documents of the Constitutional Convention Commission, 1968
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CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION STUDY DOCUMENTS

ever, or to be an Elector of the Senate in
as full and ample a manner to all intents
and purposes whatever, as persons are
now competent and qualified to act who
are not conscientiously Scrupulous of
taking such Oaths.
1798
Proposed by Act of 1797, chapter 57.
Ratified 1798.
The Mayor and Second Branch
of the City Council of the City of Balti-
more or any three or more of them, for
the time being, shall be judges of the
elections for Delegates of the City of
Baltimore, and for Elector of the Senate,
and shall have and exercise all the rights
and authorities respecting such elections
which were vested in the Commissioners
of Baltimore Town, in virtue of the con-
stitution and form of Government.
Proposed by Act of 1797, chapter 118.
Ratified 1798. Sec. 1. The people called Quakers,
those called Nicolites, or new Quakers,
those called Bunkers, and those called
Menonists, holding it unlawful to take
an oath on any occasion, shall be allowed
to make their solemn affirmation as wit-
nesses in the manner that Quakers have
been heretofore allowed to affirm, which
affirmation shall be of the same avail
as an oath, to all intents and purposes
whatever. Sec. 2. Before any of the person's
aforesaid shall be admitted as a Witness
in any Court of Justice in this State, the
court shall be satisfied by such Testi-
mony as they may require, that such
person is one of those who profess to be
conscientiously scrupulous of taking an
oath.
1799
Proposed by Act of 1798, chapter 115.
Ratified 1799.
Sec. 1. The several Counties of this
392

State, for the purpose of holding all
future Elections for delegates, Electors
of the Senate, and Sheriffs of the several
Counties, shall be divided into separate
districts in the manner hereinafter di-
rected, viz: Saint Mary's County, shall
be divided and laid off into three sepa-
rate districts, Kent County shall be
divided and laid off into three separate
districts, Calvert County shall be divided
and laid off into three separate districts,
Charles County shall be divided and laid
off into four Separate districts, Talbot
County shall be divided and laid off
into four separate districts, Somerset
County shall be divided and laid off
into three Separate districts, Dorchester
County shall be divided and laid off into
Three separate districts, Cecil County
shall be divided and laid off into four
separate districts, Prince George's
County shall be divided and laid off into
five separate districts, Queen Anne's
County shall be divided and laid off into
Three separate districts, Worcester
County shall be divided and laid off
into five separate districts, Frederick
County shall be divided and laid off
into seven separate districts, Harford
County shall be divided and laid off into
five separate districts, Caroline County
shall be divided and laid off into three
separate districts, Washington County
shall be divided and laid off into five
separate districts, Montgomery County
shall be divided and laid off into five
separate districts, Allegany County shall
be divided and laid off into six separate
districts.
Anne Arundel County including the
City of Annapolis shall be divided and
laid off into five separate districts.
That Baltimore County out of the
limits of the City of Baltimore, shall be
divided and laid off into seven districts,
and that the City of Baltimore shall be
laid off into eight districts.

 

 
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